Dr Simon Aylwin

Dr Simon Aylwin

MA MB BChir PhD FRCP

Endocrinology & Diabetes

Offers video consultation
32 years of experience
23 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall Experience

4.7

Bedside Manner

4.68

Explanation

4.7

Top feedback

“Within my first consultation with Dr Aylwin, I was given more information, definitive answers and understanding than in the previous 5 years, seeing specialist after specialist. Dr Aylwin listens to me and has systematically tackled each area of concern with great results that I would not have been able to achieve otherwise. With Saxenda I have achieved a weight loss of 15lbs in 2-months with negligible side effects. Dr Aylwin has always taken into account what matters to me and he has given me great peace of mind on many would-be concerns associated with PCOS.“
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Subspecialty

  • Diabetes
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Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 3481435
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £310

    Follow-up appointment: £180

    Practices worked at

    HCA UK at The Shard

    St Thomas Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 9BS
    2,459 reviews

    The London Clinic

    20 Devonshire Place, London, United Kingdom, W1B 6BW
    758 reviews

    About

    Dr Simon Aylwin is the lead consultant endocrinologist at King’s College Hospital and head of the pituitary and adrenal multidisciplinary teams. He also has a private practice at London Bridge Hospital. Dr Aylwin’s special interests are pituitary tumours, thyroid disorders, adrenal tumours, neuroendocrine rumours and hyponatraemia. He also works alongside bariatric surgeons to treat patients with severe obesity.

    Dr Aylwin has published more than 70 peer-reviewed articles on a number of topics including endocrine tumours, clinical obesity, appetite regulation, and molecular endocrinology. He is also a reviewer of journal submissions and sits on the editorial board for the journal ‘Pituitary’.

    He gained his medical qualification from Cambridge University in 1987 before undertaking further training at the Royal London Hospital. He gained membership of the Royal College of Physicians and went on to achieve a PhD in 2001. He has a continued interest in medical education and delivers lectures throughout the UK and overseas countries including Spain, India, and Korea. He has also contributed to a number of symposia and debates at societies such as the British Endocrine Society.

    Procedures

    • Adrenocorticotropin Stimulation Tests (ACTH)
    • Dexamethasone Suppression Test
    • Fine Needle Thyroid Biopsy
    • Pituitary Function Test
    • Synacthen Test
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    Special interests

    • Thyroid Problems
    • Graves’ Disease
    • Adrenal Disease
    • Hyperthyroidism
    • Hormone Imbalances and Disorders (Female)
    • Hypothyroidism
    • Cushing’s Syndrome
    • Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis
    • Metabolic Syndrome
    • Pituitary Disorders
    • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
    • Prolactinoma
    • Acromegaly or Gigantism
    • Addison’s Disease
    • Diabetes Insipidus
    • Endocrine Hypertension
    • Goitre
    • Hormone Disorders (Male)
    • Parathyroid Disease
    • Reproductive Disorders
    • Thyroid Nodules
    • Vitamin D Deficiency
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    Education

    Simon Aylwin graduated from Queens’ College Cambridge in 1987 and undertook clinical studies at the Royal London Hospital, qualifying in 1990. After MRCP in 1993 he undertook specialist endocrinology training and research studies at Bart’s and the London leading to a PhD awarded in 2001.He took up a substantive post as a consultant endocrinologist at King’s College Hospital in 2002. Aylwin has served as a clinical committee member for the Society for Endocrinology and committee member for the UKINETS (UK and Ireland Neuroendocrine tumours). He is a member of the US Endocrine society and Pituitary society. 

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    Reviews

    4.69 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    4.7
    Bedside Manner
    4.68
    Explanation
    4.7
    Thyroid Problems
    11/50
    Graves’ Disease
    7/50
    Adrenal Disease
    4/50
    Hyperthyroidism
    4/50
    Hormone Imbalances and Disorders (Female)
    3/50
    Hypothyroidism
    3/50
    Adrenocorticotropin Stimulation Tests (ACTH)
    1/50
    Cushing’s Syndrome
    1/50
    Dexamethasone Suppression Test
    1/50
    Fine Needle Thyroid Biopsy
    1/50
    Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis
    1/50
    Metabolic Syndrome
    1/50
    Pituitary Disorders
    1/50
    Pituitary Function Test
    1/50
    Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
    1/50
    Prolactinoma
    1/50
    Synacthen Test
    1/50
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    Patient seen for:
    He was OK. Considerate but sometimes drifted off....
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Within my first consultation with Dr Aylwin, I was given more information, definitive answers and understanding than in the previous 5 years, seeing specialist after specialist. Dr Aylwin listens to me and has systematically tackled each area of concern with great results that I would not have been able to achieve otherwise. With Saxenda I have achieved a weight loss of 15lbs in 2-months with negligible side effects. Dr Aylwin has always taken into account what matters to me and he has given me great peace of mind on many would-be concerns associated with PCOS.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Great consultation -thank u , would highly recommend
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Dr Aylwin has treated me for Graves’ disease for over a year (since Sept 2020) and I’ve been in excellent care. I’ve had a positive result from my initial diagnosis and treatment, which included a large lump in my neck. Thank you Simon for all your help and support!
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Really good. Very helpful and patient. Explainied everything to me and managed to resolve my condition. In a really good place now but also know what the future holds.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Dr Aylwin explained everything clearlyz
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
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    Very happy with Dr Aylwin approach and explanation.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Very good as usual.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    everything explained to me very simply
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Has good rapport with patient. Consultation to the point. Discussed most relevant issues. Only order relevant and most necessary tests related to my condition, avoiding unnecessary costs. Quick referral to other specialist. Patient's interest and well being always taken into consideration.
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